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Regular Wounding in a Natural System : Bacteria Associated With Reproductive Organs of Bedbugs and Their Quorum Sensing Abilities

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Otti, Oliver ; Deines, Peter ; Hammerschmidt, Katrin ; Reinhardt, Klaus:
Regular Wounding in a Natural System : Bacteria Associated With Reproductive Organs of Bedbugs and Their Quorum Sensing Abilities.
In: Frontiers in Immunology. Vol. 8 (2017) . - No.1855.
ISSN 1664-3224
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2017.01855

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During wounding, tissues are disrupted so that bacteria can easily enter the host and trigger a host response. Both the host response and bacterial communication can occur through quorum sensing (QS) and quorum sensing inhibition (QSI). Here, we characterize the effect of wounding on the host-associated bacterial community of the bed bug. This is a model system where the male is wounding the female during every mating. Whereas several aspects of the microbial involvement during wounding have been previously examined, it is not clear to what extent QS and QSI play a role. We find that the microbiome differs depending on mating and feeding status of female bedbugs and is specific to the location of isolation. Most organs of bedbugs harbor bacteria, which are capable of both QS and QSI signaling. By focusing on the prokaryotic quorum communication system, we provide a baseline for future research in this unique system. We advocate the bedbug system as suitable for studying the effects of bacteria on reproduction and for addressing prokaryote and eukaryote communication during wounding.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER144311
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology I
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
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Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2018 21:00
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 12:47
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/45081